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Hard Times for HUBZone Vendors?
Awards falling, set-asides scarce; survey shows frustrations

By Alice Lipowicz, Editor, Set-Aside Alert

    The HUBZone program has been struggling for a while now, and the latest data suggest the hard times may be lingering.

     After peaking five years ago, the Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program has been falling further behind in meeting its goals each year. Awards have fallen for four years in a row.

     A Set-Aside Alert exclusive survey of 370 HUBZone vendors shows many signs of discontent: “Costly waste of time” and “made to fail” were among the many negative comments received about the program.

     But there are a few bright spots, and the HUBZone firms are not giving up yet: three-quarters of the respondents planned to renew their certifications for another three years.

     For the rest of this story, click here.

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